Just wanted to give you an update....I've been surfing the Shorty a lot!!! When I got it, I thought it would just be a board I'd surf now and again....I never thought I would end up make it the board of choice virtually every go out. All my other boards are collecting cob webs these days. It took me a few go outs to adjust to the smaller size and get use to the board but I truly appreciate it now and find it to be an amazing board. It paddles incredibly and is just super fun. I haven't tried those small side bites you gave me yet but maybe one day soon I'll give it a whirl. I just thought you'd like to hear from a happy customer. -Ryan Michelman, Esq.